Posted Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The baseball drama will hit a home run on Blu-ray this October.
In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista will be releasing 'Million Dollar Arm' on Blu-ray on October 7.
In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "Million Dollar Arm." With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from "Slumdog Millionaire") and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from "Life of Pi"), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India - the boys, who have never left their rural villages - are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball -- JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) -- learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
The Blu ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Training Camp: Actors Suraj Sharma and Madhur Mittal faced the same daunting challenge that their characters Rinku and Dinesh did—learning how to pitch a baseball; Their Story: The real JB Bernstein, Rinku and Dinesh explore the legacy of the Million Dollar Arm contest and its impact on the lives and aspirations of children in India... and their own lives as well; Million Dollar Music by A.R. Rahman: The Oscar-winning composer (Best Original Score, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008) talks about creating music that encompasses two worlds—India and the U.S.; and Alternate Ending, Outtakes, and Deleted Scenes.
You can find the latest specs for 'Million Dollar Arm' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 7.
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